Benfica vs. Spartak Moskva  2 - 0

General Game Stats Chart

Commentary

Minute   Description
90' +4 SO CLOSE!! Bruno Cesar is the man to take it with his left foot and he connects with the ball magnificently. Rebrov has no chance of reaching it but the shot only finds the side netting.
90' +3 A good run from Perez earns Benfica a free kick as Suchy brings him down on the edge of the area. A chance for Cardozo to yet get his hat-trick...
90' +1 We are into the first minute of an additional four.
90' JUST WIDE!! Bruno Cesar fires a ferocious effort at goal from distance which looks destined for the back of the net. Rebrov is scrambling to his left but breathes a sigh of relief as the shot sails inches wide of goal.
89' The young Georgian, Jano, has looked a decent little player since coming on as a substitute. Once again he looks to come inside from the left but he is tracked this time. Therefore, he puts a clever backheel into the path of Ari but Jardel comes across to win the ball.
86' Excellent movement from Jano as he turns Andre Almeida inside out before putting the ball onto his right foot. From the left, he looks to curl an effort past Artur and in at the far post but he cannot find the target.
85' Wasted opportunity from Perez. He runs at the heart of the Spartak defence but decides to go for goal from 25 yards despite having options on either side. He cuts across the ball and sends a poor effort over the bar and wide of the target.
83' WHAT A MISS! Well, Cardozo may have been brilliant in this half but he seems unable to find his hat-trick goal. He breaks past the defensive line, exposing the absence of Pareja, but sends an awkwardly-struck effort wide of the post.
82' André Gomes enters the game and replaces M. Pereira.
Jurado gets yellow.
Unbelievably, Celtic have managed to bag a second against Barcelona. Benfica will likely remain three points behind the Scottish side come full time.
80' Spartak look to have gained a bit of confidence following that save from Rebrov and they have begun to put a bit more pressure on the hosts. It is surely too little too late now though.

Primeira Liga table

# Team MP D P
1 6 +11 16
2 6 +6 12
3 6 +5 12
4 6 +6 11
5 6 +4 11

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
5 9 +9 18
6 9 +9 17
7 9 +3 17
8 9 -2 13
9 9 +2 12